Alexa is getting much smarter, as Amazon reveals new tricks to try with your Echo
AMAZON Echo fans are about to see Alexa get a whole lot smarter thanks to a new update from the US retail firm that’ll make the chatty assistant better at having real conversations. The feature is launching soon but here are some things to today.
Amazon’s Alexa assistant is already pretty smart at switching on lights, reading out the latest news and weather reports, setting timers, and more. However, things look set to get even more advanced for Echo owners as Amazon has announced an update that’ll make Alexa even wiser.
So, for example, if a customer asks, “How long does it take to boil an egg?”, the machine learning system deduces that whoever asked that could be looking to boil an egg. So, with the new capability, Alexa might answer that question, “Three minutes is a good place to start”, then follow up by asking, “Would you like me to set a timer for three minutes?”